gun violence

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These 11 Temple University violence reduction programs are enhancing safety in Philadelphia
Type: News Story
Temple has focused on studying violence and developing programs that are making Philadelphia a safer place.
September 14, 2023
Matt Petrillo pictured.
Alum and successful Philadelphia reporter named director of communications for Department of Public Safety
Type: News Story
Accomplished CBS3 reporter and Temple University alumnus Matt Petrillo is set to join the Department of Public Safety as its first director of communications on Monday, Aug. 28.
August 24, 2023
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A fall semester update from Temple University’s Department of Public Safety
Type: News Story
With the fall semester nearing, Temple University’s Department of Public Safety shares an update
August 23, 2023
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As part of a reorganization, Temple’s Department of Public Safety introduces three new key roles
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety adds three new key positions.
July 28, 2023
Officer Elijah Lewis pictured.
With summer on the horizon, Temple University shares updates on public safety
Type: News Story
Temple University shares its latest updates from the Department of Public Safety
June 8, 2023
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Temple University releases report on independent audit of safety
Type: News Story
An audit conducted by 21CP Solutions provides recommendations to improve safety at Temple University.
April 18, 2023
Monica Hankins-Padilla poses on a park bench in the North Philadelphia community she serves.
Ex-cop wants to bring nonviolent, community-centered policing to neighborhoods across America
Type: News Story
Temple University’s external relations director for campus safety created a nonviolent community-centered policing model.
February 27, 2023
A smiling boy wearing a blue helmet and a cherry uniform rides a bike as part of a charity event.
How Temple’s Urban Bike Team is growing community safety through youth cycling
Type: News Story
Temple Police teach bike safety and leadership skills to local youth through the Temple Urban Bike Team.
January 23, 2023
Jennifer Griffin and others speak at a Chamber of Commerce forum.
Jennifer Griffin highlights need for collaborative approach in addressing public safety issues
Type: News Story
Temple University sponsors forum hosted by Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.
December 7, 2022
A graphic image of a gun with headliens about gun violence surrounding it.
Understanding American Gun Violence Part 1: The evolution of America’s relationship with firearms
Type: News Story
Experts on gun violence from Temple University share context about America’s gun violence crisis and propose solutions to make the country a safer place.
December 7, 2022
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Understanding American Gun Violence Part 2: How to solve the American gun epidemic
Type: News Story
Experts studying gun violence at Temple University explain how to eradicate the gun violence epidemic.
December 7, 2022
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President Wingard discusses campus safety with Temple Family Council and Temple University Police Department
Type: News Story
President Wingard met with Temple Family Council and Temple University Police Department.
October 19, 2022
A smiling man in a black shirt with three happy children wearing helmets, sitting on bicycles during a Temple Urban Bike Team practice.
Temple University’s Urban Bike Team receives a $100,000 donation
Type: News Story
A $100,000 donation to Temple University’s Urban Bike Team will help boost bike safety for youth.
October 12, 2022
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Charles Ramsey highlights importance of engaging community stakeholders during campus safety audit
Type: News Story
The audit is part of Temple University’s new safety enhancements.
July 11, 2022
President Wingard talking with Senator Casey on Polett Walk
Senator Casey and President Wingard address teens about gun violence
Type: News Story
The visit included a roundtable discussion with middle and high school students.
July 1, 2022
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Homicides near universities are a crisis that needs immediate action and long-term solutions
Type: News Story
Temple University President Dr. Jason Wingard discusses how Temple is taking both immediate actions and also seeking long-term solutions when it comes to combating gun violence.
April 20, 2022
President Wingard speaks with Former Commissioner Ramsey
President Wingard meets with former Philly police commissioner
Type: News Story
President Wingard meets with former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
April 15, 2022
Graphic illustrates how gun violence increased in Philadelphia during the pandemic.
Connecting the dots between gun violence and drug markets
Type: News Story
A new study offers insights into what drives gun violence around Philadelphia.
February 25, 2022
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Discussing safety solutions
Type: News Story
President Jason Wingard led a discussion with students, parents, landlords and Temple Police to identify ways to enhance safety.
December 16, 2021
Scott Charles wearing a black suit
Temple’s Scott Charles on gun violence prevention
Type: News Story
Temple Health’s trauma outreach manager joined local business leaders seeking solutions to gun violence.
October 20, 2021
Jessica Beard wearing her white coat inside her medical clinic
Temple trauma surgeon earns fellowship aimed at curbing gun violence
Type: News Story
As a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow, Jessica Beard aims to transform the media narrative on gun violence in Philadelphia.
September 8, 2021
Image of a man in a Temple Police officer jacket outside in North Philadelphia.
How a Temple Police officer gives back to North Philadelphia’s youth
Type: News Story
Through weekly classes, Officer Leroy Wimberly bridges the gap between police officers and youth in the community.
July 1, 2021
Temple’s Amy Goldberg receives prestigious Philadelphia Award
Type: News Story
Trauma surgeon and gun violence prevention advocate honored with award for extraordinary community service.
November 11, 2020